2,300: The Current Number of Twitter Employees

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Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Jon Erlichman reports on Twitter's IPO and compares the number of employees at the company to other tech companies. he speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

I'm sure you're trying not to distract employees, like a good reporter.

Talk to us about the employee side of the story.

Especially given that twitter has been through so much to get to this point.

Yeah, we have gone through those documents twitter has shared with us.

One of the risk factors is tied to the employees.

Not just finding the best and the competitive market, but retaining those employees.

Obviously the ipo opens the door for some of those employees to sell stock and keeping them motivated is going to be important thing.

This workforce has exploded over the last couple of years.

2300 employees, compared to google, that is small.

Google has 46,000 employees and facebook has a much larger employee based than twitter currently.

But as you grow, these kind of issues come up, can you keep everybody focused?

Certainly if you look at facebook, you did see some top talent to leave after the initial public offering but the overall workforce has grown over 12 months.

I was speaking with randy zuckerberg yesterday.

She worked at facebook a long time.

I asked her what her advice was for twitter employees as they prepare to go public and she said, enjoy it.

Will the ipo affect the culture of twitter?

I think that issue has to be dealt with from the top.

You have interviewed the ceo.

He is a relatively understated person.

Somebody who is trying to lead by example.

The fact you do not have the senior executive selling the stock is meant to send a message they are in it for the long- term.

They are hoping the employees will take that message and remember people look at the fact twitter is not a profitable company.

To a certain extend that is by choice.

Its revenue grew from $20 million in 2010 to half $1 billion this year.

Technically they could be squeezing more money out of the revenue to take to the bottom line.

They are looking to use a lot of this capital that they raise to continue to grow the business.

Jon erlichman, outside side of the story.

Especially given that twitter has been through so much to get to this point.

Yeah, we have gone through those documents twitter has shared with us.

One of the risk factors is tied to the employees.

Not just finding the best and the competitive market, but retaining those employees.

Obviously the ipo opens the door for some of those employees to sell stock and keeping them motivated is going to be important thing.

This workforce has exploded over the last couple of years.

2300 employees, compared to google, that is small.

Google has 46,000 employees and facebook has a much larger employee based than twitter currently.

But as you grow, these kind of issues come up, can you keep everybody focused?

Certainly if you look at facebook, you did see some top talent to leave after the initial public offering but the overall workforce has grown over 12 months.

I was speaking with randy zuckerberg yesterday.

She worked at facebook a long time.

I asked her what her advice was for twitter employees as they prepare to go public and she said, enjoy it.

Will the ipo affect the culture of twitter?

I think that issue has to be dealt with from the top.

You have interviewed the ceo.

He is a relatively understated person.

Somebody who is trying to lead by example.

The fact you do not have the senior executive selling the stock is meant to send a message they are in it for the long- term.

They are hoping the employees will take that message and remember people look at the fact twitter is not a profitable company.

To a certain extend that is by choice.

Its revenue grew from $20 million in 2010 to half $1 billion this year.

Technically they could be squeezing more money out of the revenue to take to the bottom line.

They are looking to use a lot of this capital that they raise to continue to grow the business.

Jon erlichman, outside twitter headquarters in san

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